Booksellers, publishers, librarians, and agents are encouraged to look at the 105 self-published titles listed below, with descriptions provided by their authors. Some of these writers are waiting to be discovered; others have a track record and a following and are doing it on their own. If you are a self-published author interested in listing titles in this section, please visit publishersweekly.com/pw-select for more information.
An Angler’s Tales
Arthur Palmer. Epigraph Publishing. $11.99 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-944037-05-5
A collection of short stories about a small group of fly-fishermen and their adventures and misadventures as they pursue their passion for fly-fishing.
The Author: The Characters’ Short Living Story
Facundo Raganato. Harvard Square Editions. $9.99 e-book, ASIN B00RRLUAKA
Follow the timeless mystical adventure of six characters as they alchemically face the darkest perils of the human psyche and search for the truth.
The Cult: A Novel of Two Norman Kingdoms
Richard Devlin. Undercroft Books. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-09909194-1-4
A tale of love and deception set in 12th-century England and Arab-Norman Sicily. Three friends are threatened by an ancient cult reincarnated in a new and monstrous form.
Christine Hendershot. CreateSpace. $11.99 paper (290p), ISBN 987-1494-77707-4
A woman lives a life of regret after giving her son up for adoption. When her beloved father becomes ill, she is forced to examine past mistakes.
Finding Out: A Novel
Sheryn MacMunn. Joy Inked. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B007SGVSAA
A story of love found and lost, true friendship, and how the human spirit endures.
Freaks I’ve Met
Donald Jans. Sheabeau Publishing. $20.99 hardcover (208p), ISBN 978-0-578-15215-8
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A disillusioned college grad from Spokane, Wash., packs up and heads to California, determined to prove that money does buy happiness via the seedy underbelly of the late-’80s bond market.
Shawn Stewart Ruff. Quote Editions. $17.50 paper (504p), ISBN 978-0-9819420-3-2
For a Cincinnati black entrepreneur and his Clinton White House–employed half-brother, having it all isn’t enough. Glory and ambition easily lure them into a Republican-laid trap.
In Absence of Fear
Celeste Chaney. Corner Canyon Press. $15 paper (276p), ISBN 978-0-9968243-0-9; $8.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9968243-2-3
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When the State’s predictive policing program fails to protect his son, algorithm engineer Marus Winde unveils a dark truth. In search of his son, there’s no predicting how far he’ll go.
It’s a Sin to Be Boring
Nancy Singletary. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (212p), ISBN 978-1-5035-6006-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-6004-8
A biographical-historical fiction that unravels the complexity of a family, where the actions of one touch the lives of others.
The Methuselah Strain
J.P. Helak. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-4918-0823-8; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-0825-2
A science fiction thriller wherein a professional debunker struggles against industrial spies, mercenaries, and terrorists in order to prevent an elixir of youth from becoming a gruesome biological weapon.
The Misses Brontë’s Establishment
Amy Wolf. Ingram Spark. $13.75 paper (284p), ISBN 978-0-692-52743-6; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5151-6028-9
What if Branwell Brontë had not died before Emily? What if Charlotte was able to marry her Mr. Rochester? What if the Brontës found a pupil: one who is taught by three geniuses?
The Plot, a Kentucky Civil War Novel
Ed Ford. A/E Press. $22.95 paper (226p), ISBN 978-0-9906086-0-8
A Kentucky lawman becomes involved in combating a Confederate plan to kidnap President Lincoln or members of his family as a means of ending the Civil War.
Polaroids: Original Nature
Henry Fauth. Lulu Publishing Services. $13.50 paper (178p), ISBN 978-1-4834-3787-3
Smart, sexy, mad: the highly hedonistic life of a schizophrenic, voyeuristic outsider artist named Singer Fauth.
Philippe Evrard with Joyce Peters. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (108p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6764-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6766-5
In this collection of stories told in English and some in French, a Belgian man shares his memories, hopes, and dreams from a life well lived.
Stories for the 12 Days of Christmas
Linda Mansfield. Linda Mansfield. $24.69 hardcover (106p), ISBN 978-0-9962433-0-8; $9.69 paper (106p), ISBN 978-0-9962433-1-5
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Thirteen fictional but realistic modern short stories with a Christmas theme. Also available as an e-book.
Today’s a Yellow Day
James Roth. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (303p), ISBN 978-1-4771-1350-9; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4771-1352-3
A glimpse into the blue-collar world of a carpenter’s family in 1960, this is a tale of murder and retribution and of the life of Tim Ferrari.
A Very Personal Favor
R.M. Catton. CreateSpace. $8.95 paper (133p), ISBN 978-1-5031-7850-2
On Christmas Eve, a chance encounter between an elderly toy company president and a young mother with her two children leads to a transcendent experience for all of them.
When Every Breath Becomes a Prayer
Susan Plunket. Deeper Well. $17.95 paper (309p), ISBN 978-0-9857152-5-0
A woman’s journey through heartbreak and loss leads to the understanding that it is the acceptance of our suffering that delivers the gift in it.
Kersti Niebruegge. Kersti Niebruegge. $8.99 paper (152p), ISBN 978-0-9908710-3-3; $3.99 e-book, ASIN B01760U8XU
Twenty-seven-year-old Heather Baumhauer moves into the Zonderling, a cheap, old-fashioned residential hotel that has been home to the fair young ladies of N.Y.C. (no men allowed) since 1905.
Julia Wagner. Julia Anne Wagner. $5.99 paper (27p), ISBN 978-0-692-53585-1
This first collection experiments with mnemonic devices; it explores the connections between language and memory, and vice versa.
Love, Life, and Politics: The Way of the World
Poetically Correct. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (132p), ISBN 978-1-4759-6373-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4759-6374-8
Celebrate the roller coaster ride we call love with the newest title from the author known as Poetically Correct. Laugh, cry, and perhaps change your thinking.
Barbara L. Thomas. Inkwater Press. $12.95 paper (75p), ISBN 978-1-62901-291-9
These poems speak to the reader with well-earned wisdom, traveling from Thomas’s Montana nest through ghosts, skies, seas, and meadows.
To the Freemasons and Other Verses
Robin Elliott. AuthorHouse. $18.24 paper (200p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4254-6; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-4256-0
A collection of original poems. From the flotsam and jetsam of the mind’s detritus come bottled messages.
James Force. Lone Star Books. $19.99 paper (432p), ISBN 978-0-615-62976-6
A suspenseful thriller about politics and finance; a gripping page turner.
The Battle of Jericho: A Detective Jericho Novel
Walter Marks. Top Tier Lit. $6.99 paper (334p), ISBN 978-0-9903161-9-0
A disembodied foot found on a Montauk beach leads Jericho to a case involving a serial killer, Russian gangsters, and sexual trafficking.
Circle of Lies (A Tom Kagan Novel)
Mark Young. Clearwater Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9966140-0-9
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A friend is murdered. Witnesses are killed. Tom Kagan becomes the prime suspect. He must clear his name and find his friend’s killer before time runs out. Whom can he trust?
Death by Chocolate: Death by Chocolate, Book 1
Sally Berneathy. Sally Berneathy. 99¢ e-book, ASIN B004LX0FYS
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Lindsay loves chocolate, but as she battles an elusive stalker, poisoned chocolate, and a dead man who seems very active for a corpse, she will need more than a chocolate fix to survive.
The Farber Legacy
George Encizo. CreateSpace. $15.99 paper (340p), ISBN 978-1-5076-4927-5
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A gritty suspense novel and psychological thriller.
T.T. Michael. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B015GDR6E8
In 2051 the Hariq Jihad (or Fire War) attacks the U.S. and Canada at the same time. What happens over the next 25 years changes the world.
The Midwife Factor: A Lynn Davis Mystery
GiGi Gossett. iUniverse. $24.95 paper (454p), ISBN 978-1-4917-4391-1; $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-4393-5
Two girls separated at birth attempt to find their way back to each other as past secrets are revealed. Only the kindly midwife knows the truth, but a criminal’s plan may change everything.
Mirage of Afro-Feminism
Ishaya Albert. AuthorHouse. $15.18 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4386-4; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-4387-1
A novel that explores an important and recurrent theme in human societies—the need to accord women and children their rightful places in society.
Snack Van: The Novel
Jay Saph. Jay Saph. $1.49 e-book, ASIN B010DZVIIO
How far would you go to protect the sanctity of your own home? What lengths would you follow to get the girl you desire? Get ahead at your job? Get rich, stay high?
Spilled Milk: A Novel
Paul Dale Anderson. 2AM Publications. $14.95 paper (293p), ISBN 978-0-937491-17-1
Four years ago Megan Williams was raped. Today she is a serial killer who castrates her victims before letting them bleed out. Reporter Rodney Engleworth investigates.
Street Light: Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy
Ronald Herron. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (266p), ISBN 978-1-5141-9872-8
After Vietnam, the kids from Reichold Street discover that not all evil is found in war. Some of it walks on the streets of home.
Michael Byars Lewis. Satcom Publishing. $14.99 paper (416p), ISBN 978-0-615-66395-1
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A student pilot’s life begins to spiral out of control as he finds himself engaged in a life-or-death struggle to prevent World War III.
Weave a Silken Web
Judith Seul. Xlibris. $19.99 paper (214p), ISBN 978-1-5035-9487-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5035-9486-9
Returning home with mixed emotions after news of her parents’ deaths, Kara Elliot unexpectedly uncovers their dark pasts, leading her into the shocking discovery about the truth of her identity.
Who Killed Randy Ratphink? The Postmortem Adventures of a Fried-Brain Hippie!
Jerry Flu. Pflugh. $9.99 paper (308p), ISBN 978-0-9964964-1-4; $2.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9964964-2-1
Baby boomer Randy Ratphink finds himself dead—murdered—and his spirit won’t rest until he discovers whodunit. From his perch in the astral plain he searches for clues from his past.
The Devil and Mr. Granville
John Hickman Jr. Publisher Services. $11.95 paper (185p), ISBN 978-0-578-16055-9
A lighthearted tale about a young man who writes a book that says there is no Devil—and what happens when the Devil finds out.
Emil Venere. AuthorHouse. $19.95 paper (280p), ISBN 978-1-4918-3899-0; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-3898-3
Journalist Jane Hale seeks the truth about UFOs in this science fiction suspense novel that revolves around a conspiracy: flying saucers are a product of human—not alien—ingenuity.
The Ivory Staff: A Dark Fairy Tale of Kings and War
M. Lachi. Library Tales Publishing. $17.99 paper (364p), ISBN 978-0-692-42564-0; $5.99 e-book, ASIN B0157GPFGA
One girl journeys to save her war-torn nation, armed with nothing but grit. A sociofantasy.
Sins of the Lost (Grigori Legacy, Book 3)
Linda Poitevin. Linda Poitevin. $14.99 paper (416p), ISBN 978-0-9919958-5-1
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When Heaven demands the return of its son—the man Detective Alexandra Jarvis loves—and then Lucifer kidnaps Jarvis’s niece, Armageddon is no longer just looming, it’s personal.
Sins of the Warrior (Grigori Legacy, Book 4)
Linda Poitevin. Michem Publishing. $14.99 paper (436p), ISBN 978-0-9919958-6-8
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Caught up in the war between Heaven and Hell, fighting for the very survival of humanity, homicide detective Alexandra Jarvis discovers that there may be no right choices.
USS Obama 2112
John Sibley. CreateSpace. $12 paper (206p), ISBN 978-1-5173-9929-0
A space opera that creates a new, diverse body politic for reading science fiction. It examines America, the world, and alien contact 100 years into the future.
Blood Bonds: Unbound Reverie, Vol. 1
Chantelle Azach. Chantelle Azach. $17.99 paper (462p), ISBN 978-1-5175-6352-3; $2.99 e-book, ASIN B015Y0160S
Caroline’s life is suddenly turned upside down when vampires raid her town and she is forced to choose between a dangerous vampire that desires her and her fiancé of 10 years.
The Devious Debutante
Ursula LeCoeur. Royal Street Publishing. $9.99 paper (346p), ISBN 978-0-578-16669-8
Refusing the husband selected for her, Maureen ventures into a world of lies, disguises, and midnight rendezvous—to win the love of Ben Merritt, an intriguing stranger.
The Duck Springs Affair
John Isaac Jones. CreateSpace. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B010VFF3OG
Worlds collide when damaged romantic Paul Hamilton and housewife Cassie Carter seek their perfect love.
Good Sam: A Kate Bradley Mystery
Dete Meserve. Melrose Hill Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00JETTV08
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Los Angeles TV reporter Kate Bradley searches for the anonymous Good Samaritan who’s leaving $100,000 cash on L.A. doorsteps.
His Perfect Imperfection
Natasza Waters. Natasza Waters. $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9947772-1-8
Can a strikingly handsome man convince a deeply scarred woman that beauty is more than skin deep?
Lorelei Buckley. CreateSpace. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B0164QTRMK
Medium Scarlett Prowse risks channeling the darker side of the afterworld to help streetwise client Holt Cavanaugh solve his brother’s murder.
Tamara Herman and Cindy Aronson. Jagged Edge Publishing. $15.99 paper (353p), ISBN 978-1-5170-7698-6
Lily Stone and Ryder Bishop experience an overwhelming physical and emotional desire. But Ryder has a secret from his past that could destroy the woman he loves and rip them apart.
The Price to Love (The Friessens: A New Beginning, Book 2)
Lorhainne Eckhart. Lorhainne Eckhart. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00NZLCVYY
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She could give him everything except the one thing he wanted—a child.
A Shift in the Water (Elemental Shifter, Book 1)
Patricia D. Eddy. PageCurl Publishing. $3.99 e-book, ASIN B00MXBBTQS
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What would you do if, close to death, you found another soul in pain? And what would you do if that soul turned out to be a werewolf who claimed you as his mate?
Bible Reflections x 52 with Chinese Proverbs: Off the Shelf Themes for the Time Pressed Leader
Roy K. McCall. Xulon. $11.95 paper (94p), ISBN 978-1-4984-5140-6
Less-frequented Bible passages are presented under three major headings: “Making Sense of the Past,” “Grappling with the Present,” and “Hope for the Future.”
Mary of Nazareth
Jean Vaughn. iUniverse. $20.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-4697-5151-1; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4697-5152-8
While the Catholic Church has revered Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Protestant churches mostly have ignored her. This book portrays an ordinary woman who lives an extraordinary life.
The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son’s Odyssey Around the World
Grady Hicks. Wisdom House Books. $13.99 paper (300p), ISBN 978-0-9864208-0-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9864208-3-2
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A father and son travel the world for 28 days, seeking cultural authenticity. Their story reminds us to connect with people, to test our limits, and to trust the journey.
America Betrayed—Why 9/11 Occurred: Plus, a Wake-Up Call for the Future
Richard Harman. AuthorHouse. $13.66 paper (84p), ISBN 978-1-4969-8293-3; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4969-8294-0
Harman says the ideals of America’s founding fathers were betrayed when the criminal destruction of 9/11 was blamed on innocent Muslims. This study of terrorism in the Middle East exposes many surprises.
Animals Don’t Blush
David R. Gross. Book Publishers Network. $16.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-1-940598-81-9
Gross joined a veterinary practice in Sidney, Montana, in 1960. The animal patients were usually stoic and never embarrassed by anything the vets did or what was done to them.
Apocalypse the Memoir
Chantelle Oliver. Artisanal Ontario. $20 paper (292p), ISBN 978-1-68222148-8
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A genre-busting memoir of a 15-year-old girl fighting the zombie apocalypse to get to her father in Las Vegas.
The Baby “Fast to Sleep” Formula: The Simple, Two-Part Strategy So Your Baby Sleeps 8 Hours a Night by 8 Weeks Old, Guaranteed
Karen Kirsner. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (92p), ISBN 978-1-5089-1368-9
The author offers techniques for a customized baby sleep schedule and a feeding schedule.
Beethoven and Me: A Beginner’s Guide to Classical Music
Earl Ofari Hutchinson. Middle Passage Press. $10.95 paper (268p), ISBN 978-0-692-50817-6
A fast-paced, easy-to-understand survey of classical music’s well-known and not so well-known composers, and their music.
China’s Greatest Statesman: Zhou Enlai’s Revolution and the One He Left Behind in His Birthplace of Huai’an
Roy K. McCall. iUniverse. $13.95 paper (126p), ISBN 978-1-4917-7801-2
McCall says Zhou Enlai was contemporary China’s greatest statesman, spymaster, and negotiator. His movement contrasts with one he left behind in his birthplace of Huai’an.
Eat Dance Love: Anthology of Tango Stories
Camille Cusumano. CreateSpace. $6.99 paper (68p), ISBN 978-1-5187-4308-5
This collection traces the author’s love of tango from accidental dancer to living in Buenos Aires, frequenting steamy dance halls, and learning about life and love.
Embracing the Wild in Your Dog: An Understanding of the Authors of Our Dog’s Behavior—Nature and the Wolf
Bryan Bailey. FastPencil. $16.95 paper (174p), ISBN 978-1-61933-471-7
Animal behaviorist Bailey explains how man’s attempt to carve the wolf from the wild to create a surrogate human has led to a myriad of problems associated with dog ownership.
An Entrepreneur Is for All Seasons: A Complete Guide for Using Entrepreneurship to Grow and Succeed in All Areas of Your Life
Dr. Bruce Douglas. Advantage Media Group. $14.99 paper (216p), ISBN 978-1-59932-554-5
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Douglas recounts struggles and life lessons as he shows you how to develop the skills to create real change in your business and beyond.
First Dooowwwnnn... and Life to Go! How an Enthusiastic Approach Changed Everything for the Most Colorful Referee in NFL History
Red Cashion, with Rusty Burson. AuthorHouse. $16.95 paper (194p), ISBN 978-1-4772-2564-6; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4772-2562-2
Cashion shares his experiences rising to prominence in the NFL and also recounts stories about some of the NFL’s biggest personalities during his 40-year tenure in the league.
From the Big Bang to Your Cells: The Remarkable Story of Minerals
Ryan Kane. Fathom Publishing. $19.99 paper (396p), ISBN 978-0-578-16611-7
This book takes the reader on a journey that explains how minerals were created and how they benefit plant and human cells.
The Gates of Saint Charles: Testing the Waters of a Religious Vocation; A Memoir
John Allen Resko. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-4401-9299-9
Resko describes his struggle to define a religious vocation and ultimately find the strength to follow his best instincts.
God, Where Are You When I Need You? An Atheist’s Search for Faith and Healing
Dana Watts. Dana Watts. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B015MA2K6O
Watts was an atheist who believed that science and reason had all the answers. This is her quest for healing and faith in the aftermath of being diagnosed with breast cancer.
In the Wake of the Frontier: A True Account of Living in Alaskan Isolation
Ruth Vincent. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (224p), ISBN 978-0-595-37256-0; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-81653-8
Before Alaskan statehood, Vincent accompanied her biologist husband to wilderness isolation. Love intermingled with Kodiak brown bear, a near-death experience, and once, complete inability to contact or reach another human.
It’s Not the 14th Century, It’s the 21st: The Changing Saudi Society
Ahmad Q. Al Darwish. Partridge Publishing Singapore. $37 paper (86p), ISBN 978-1-4828-2826-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-2827-6
A progressive student explores the transformation of Saudi Arabia from the most conservative Arab country to one that tentatively explores the benefits—and risks—of embracing more modern, reformist influences.
A Layman’s Guide to Who Wrote the Books of the Bible?
C. Jack Trickler. AuthorHouse. $28.99 hardcover (372p), ISBN 978-1-4259-8453-3; $19.99 paper (372p), ISBN 978-1-4259-8452-6
A study that explores and elaborates on the people who wrote the books that compose the Bible.
Marketing for Tomorrow, Not Yesterday: Surviving and Thriving in the Insight Economy
Zain Raj. Spyglass Publishing. $24.95 hardcover (163p), ISBN 978-0-9967268-0-1
It’s not enough to play by the old rules of marketing anymore. They’ve changed—for good.
The Matchless Gene Rayburn
Adam Nedeff. BearManor Media. $32.95 paper (556p), ISBN 978-1-59393-865-9
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The first biography of the host of the TV game show Match Game reveals all you’ve never known about a TV icon.
Bertrand Martin. Xlibris. $16.63 paper (114p), ISBN 978-1-4990-9221-9; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4990-9223-3
Martin invites readers to reap great benefits from the regular practice of Mental Silence meditation. He claims it will reduce stress and its negative effects on the body and the mind, leading to a better life.
Our Ailing Education: And a Prescription for Recovery
Margaretha de Lorenzo. iUniverse. $10.95 paper (78p), ISBN 978-0-595-40019-5; $6 e-book, ISBN 978-0-595-84404-3
De Lorenzo details the challenges currently confronting the American education system. Using her own insights and experiences, she offers a prescription for change.
The Real Matrix
Michael Evans. AuthorHouse. $13.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-5049-5478-5
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A self-help resource for people who want to see the truth and heal their lives.
Save Them All
Allan B. Fredrickson. iUniverse. $18.95 paper (236p), ISBN 978-1-4620-6140-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4620-6141-9
Fredrickson recounts his experiences in his career as a veterinarian. He treats animals of all types in an effort to save them all.
Simple Tax Reform: The New201* Tax System; Radical Change to the US Tax Code Made Easy
Publius II. AuthorHouse. $13.95 paper (100p), ISBN 978-1-5049-1308-9
Publius II drafts a framework for a new U.S. tax system—one that radically changes the IRS mission and strips away most of its parapolice posture and policies, simplifying everything for taxpayers.
Smash-Mouth Jesus: A Memoir; God’s Answer to Violence
Jack Flynn. WestBow Press. $11.95 paper (138p), ISBN 978-1-4908-8698-5; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4908-8697-8
Flynn takes the reader on a journey of redemption through the nightmare of helplessness and self-hatred associated with child abuse, and learns to embrace a God he once feared and hated.
The Spirit of Attack: Fighter Pilot Stories
Bruce Gordon. AuthorHouse. $34.99 paper (116p), ISBN 978-1-4918-4603-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4918-4604-9
Short, easily readable true stories of flying and combat, backed by a hundred photos to clarify the aircraft and weapons used.
Tails of the Prairie: My Life as a Small-Town Veterinarian in Wyoming
R.A. Baldwin. iUniverse. $22.95 paper (316p), ISBN 978-0-595-47637-4
An account of one man’s experiences as veterinary practitioner in Crook, Weston, and Campbell counties in Wyoming between 1951 and 1964.
Trust Your Wings and Touch the Sky
John V. Madormo. CreateSpace. $9.95 paper (260p), ISBN 978-1-5085-6917-7
Madormo presents a strategy for success based on the quotations of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Learn how to apply the wisdom of Emerson to your daily life.
Two Versions of Symmetry Figure 1 and Figure 2: The Chronicles of Two Versions of Symmetry
E.A. Hollywood-Tuck. Trafford Publishing. $13.62 paper (118p), ISBN 978-1-4120-2002-2; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4669-7688-7
Have we misapprehended the symmetry concept? Is the symmetry concept deciding what we may observe? Yes we have; yes it is. This book uses a drawing exercise to show how.
A Warrior’s Path: Lessons in Leadership
Robert A. Trivino. CreateSpace. $18 paper (246p), ISBN 978-0-692-44072-0; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-939812-90-2
Trivino’s journey through one of the greatest warrior and leadership cultures of today, through which he developed fundamental leadership characteristics and the skills of a serious warrior.
Yum: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet; Simple Recipes the Whole Family Will Enjoy
Theresa Nicassio, illus. by Alejandra Aguirre and Theresa Nicassio. D&D Publishing. $35 hardcover (368p), ISBN 978-0-9939156-0-4
Easy and delicious heart-healthy, anticancer, and diabetic-friendly gluten- and sugar-free plant-based recipes show that some impossibilities in life may in fact be plausible.
Gregg Abello, illus. by Andres Ramirez. Partridge Singapore. $27.86 paper (604p), ISBN 978-1-4828-5258-5; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4828-5260-8
Amazon, Apple iBooks, BN.com, An action-adventure novel about the extraordinary missions tasked by the Archangels to the chosen human beings from around the world, known as Innocents, to fight against Demons.
A Cat Named Mouse
Patti Tingen, illus. by Mary Erikson Washam. Patti Tingen. $9.99 paper (32p), ISBN 978-0-692-45312-4
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A tale of teasing and mixed-up names. With help from his quirky new friend, Cheese, Mouse overcomes his nemesis, the nasty dog next door.
The Central Park Tales
Marcus Meesters. BookBaby. $22.25 hardcover (96p), ISBN 978-1-63192-907-6; $6.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4835-5447-1
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The adventures of the animals that live in Central Park.
Changed in the Night
MaryAnn Easley. Windflower Press. $15.95 paper (426p), ISBN 978-0-98897094-6
While suffering inconsolable grief, Allana is abducted by aliens and marked. To escape, she allows her dead brother to lure her into a relentless game that transcends time and space.
Charms: Book 1 of the Tempest Trinity Trilogy
Leslie Calderoni. Leslie Calderoni. $11.99 paper (190p), ISBN 978-0-9967046-0-1; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-0-9967046-1-8
Three gifted teenage sisters must use their powers over the laws of physics to solve a web of mysteries that threatens to tear their family apart.
Richard Sills, illus. by Lori Maxwell. Dorrance Publishing. $28 hardcover (48p), ISBN 978-1-4809-1117-8
Children sleep in their beds—and Father witnesses Christmas miracles. Through sleigh rides and visits with Santa Claus, this story shows holiday magic can be experienced by all ages.
Fifo Musical Animals ABC
Hayley Rose, illus. by Mark Sean Wilson. Inkwell Productions. $18.50 hardcover (61p), ISBN 978-0-9861743-9-1
Amazon, BN.com, Inkwell
Children can take the stage with Fifo and discover the magical world of music and animals, all while learning their ABCs.
C. Raymond Gray. AZebraPress.com. $15.99 paper (346p), ISBN 978-0-615-92157-0
Clara has had lifelike visions of fighting with dragons all her life. She’s unaware of it, but a war is brewing. Can she save the FunGkins and all Halladon from a fate worse than death?
The Heart’s Journey Home: California Blend Summer Vacation
Nikki Jackson. CreateSpace. $5.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5142-9049-9
Tori Logan is self-assured and independent, yet life has other plans for this fierce young teen, including coming to grips with some hard and surprising truths about her past and future.
If Picasso Went to the Zoo: An Illustrated Introduction to Art History for Children by Art Teachers
Eric Gibbons. Firehouse Publications. $16.95 paper (128p), ISBN 978-1-940290-42-3
Amazon, Small Press United (SPU)
Fifty art teachers illustrate an animal in the style of an artist from history with poems by the author to teach children about art, history, animal conservation, and world cultures.
Magi’s Christmas: Everyone’s Journey Goes Through Christmas
Noel Thornley. CreateSpace. $12.95 paper (170p), ISBN 978-1-5175-1389-4
The empires of Parthia and Rome stand at the brink of war. Parthia has sent the Magi to Jerusalem to find the King of Kings. At the nexus of all this is Mary’s son, Jesus.
Mission to Metlakatla
Elaine Wentworth. iUniverse. $16.95 paper (208p), ISBN 978-1-4917-1361-7
When the British claimed land in British Columbia that belonged to the Tsimshian Indian tribe, British lay missionary William Duncan appealed to the U.S. Congress, which voted the Tsimshians land in American Alaska Territory.
Mommy, What Is Eggcology?
Alice Hutchison. CreateSpace. $9.99 paper (30p), ISBN 978-0-692-34386-9
In this illustrated book, Emily mishears the word ecology. Young readers can join her as she describes to her mommy the eggs and animals that help explain the word’s meaning.
Michael Phillip Cash. CreateSpace. $12.99 paper (230p), ISBN 978-1-5171-8067-6
Welcome to Monsterland—the scariest place on earth.
Naked Text Email-Writing Skills for Teenagers
Gisela Hausmann. Educ-Easy Books. $12.99 paper (74p), ISBN 978-0-9963893-8-9
The first book of its kind, tailored for teenagers. Hausmann is an e-mail evangelist and coach with high school teaching experience.
Nana Gets Her Dragon
Helen Furlong. AuthorHouse. $24.40 paper (48p), ISBN 978-1-5049-4202-7; $4.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-5049-4203-4
This book describes the life of young dragons, how they live during their first year, and whether it is possible for young children to adopt them if they have enough imagination.
Peas Let Her Be a Princess
Diane E. Keyes, illus. by Hannah Mericle. Puddle Press. $19.95 hardcover (34p), ISBN 978-0-9962098-0-9
Amazon, Baker & Taylor, BN.com
The prince is in love. The pea is under the mattresses. Will his love wake? With the help of a friendly mouse and a faithful knight, the prince is willing to go to new heights for love.
Quack Goes the Corgi
Nancy Kondos. BookLogix. $12.95 paper (30p), ISBN 978-1-61005-625-0
Nancykondosbooks.com, Amazon, Shop.booklogix.com
In this book, the corgi gets to be tall, win a blue ribbon for catching soccer balls, and practice good manners.
Trankarri: The Boy with a Magical Pen
Christopher Dean, illus. by Don Baillargeon. Croft Regis Publishing. $2.99 e-book, ASIN B00XM2TSEW
Nathaniel Hancock is a boy with a great imagination, and when he goes from Boston to London through a magical pen-and-ink drawing, he knows nothing will ever be the same.
The Wild Hunted
Rebecca Flynn. iUniverse. $17.95 paper (276p), ISBN 978-1-4917-6775-7; $3.99 e-book, ISBN 978-1-4917-6776-4
Someone is unleashing mythological creatures to wreak havoc and spirit away children amid unnatural weather patterns. Experts claim the events are unrelated, but supernatural bounty hunter Haydeez Blackhawk knows better.